The Secret Sisters
August 04, 2011
Undeniably, we're all connected in one way or another, but what actually connects us is the truly unique part of life. For some people, the job we hold connects us. For others, it's the way we live our lives. Then, there's music.
For as long as I can remember, music has been my driving force in life, and the easiest way I can connect with someone. I've blogged about concerts I've been to and artists you should listen to. My purpose, once again, is to persuade you to listen to The Secret Sisters.
I'll be honest and say that I had no idea who these sisters from Muscle Shoals, Alabama were until I went to a concert at Starlight. When they came on stage, I was a little surprised to see an additional opening act (if you follow me: The Secret Sisters opened for Brandi Carlile, who opened for Ray LaMontagne). However, these two are somewhat of a tour de force, and after a short conversation with the audience, these sweet talking Southern sisters took command of the stage. I've said it before and I'll say it again; I really don't listen to country music, but these two have something special about them. If I had to try to explain their sound to you, I'd tell you that it's akin to artists like Patsy Cline and Hank Williams with a dash of 50s-style country mixed in. It wasn't until this morning when I was rummaging through the CDs at our branch, trying to find another CD, that their album jumped out at me and reminded me that I needed to tell you all about them. Their debut album is self-titled, and it consists of their own works as well as covers of Frank Sinatra.
Needless to say, the album is a true gem and worth listening to. I've already gone home with the album, but it will be on the shelves quickly and ready for its next victim.
North Independence Branch